How to network to find your perfect job

In this short video for CIMA, Heather advises students and graduates how to network to find their perfect job

Heather being interviewed at the TCS Global Conference

Listen to Heather talking about how Accountants and Lawyers can win business using social media

My Business Blogs

  • Partnership Potential
  • Joined Up Business Networking
  • How To Make Partner
3 common (but nonsensical) mistakes firms make when appointing a new lead partner
13 February 2014

It never surprises me how many firms choose their managing partner based on the size of their client […]

6 things lawyers need to do differently with their business planning process this year to survive
6 February 2014

I was recently asked to cast my eye over a business plan template which a regional firm was planning […]

3 ways every professional service firm can learn from my tailor how to win more of the right type of client
30 January 2014

Last week I visited for the first time a tailor. Not just any tailor, but one based in Savile Row. ( […]

5 ways in which most professional service firms can learn from Ocado
16 January 2014

The door bell went…. At the door was the Ocado delivery man. He was three minutes early.  He then pr […]

How my suspected heart attack can help your firm get better at business development
9 January 2014

The Doctor turned to me and said: In the next 15 minutes it is going to get very unpleasant for you. […]

4 tried and tested ways insolvency practitioners can win more business via their network
14 October 2014

Winning work when you are an IP is all about the quality of network you build and how you keep your […]

A knotted handkerchief for better networking meetings
7 October 2014

People poured in, chatting noisily, grabbing a drink and breaking into small groups in different cor […]

How to check that your LinkedIn profile is not negatively impacting the effectiveness of your website
30 September 2014

Very often before speaking to someone for the first time I will check out their website, Google thei […]

Changing the shape, not principle of networking.
23 September 2014

Business networking is a method by which many of us generate referrals, get support, great business […]

Are you using LinkedIn to show off your knickers?
17 September 2014

How to make the most of LinkedIn to grow your firm? It’s a question many professionals round the who […]

5 savvy tips to get time to think even in the middle of a client crisis
27 October 2014

When you work within the professions and have to record every 6 minutes, thinking space can be a bit […]

Is the curse of professionalism limiting your career progression?
20 October 2014

A few months ago I was helping a group of consultants put together their personal marketing kit. Des […]

5 clever ways to get your mentor and sponsoring partner to help you to make partner
13 October 2014

5 tips to make partner Your mentor and/or sponsoring partner can literally make or break your transi […]

5 tips from a new partner to pass the competency based interview
7 October 2014

It is always good to hear when one of our clients gets the partner role they wanted. It is even bett […]

Your guide to demystifying competency based interviews within the partnership admissions process
6 October 2014

It is always good to hear when one of our clients gets the partner role they wanted. It is even bett […]

What do people say about Heather as a speaker?

“Heather recently ran a workshop on networking at our annual L&D event, TrainingZone Live. It was universally well-received. I’d recommend her as a speaker, a writer or a workshop leader.”
Jon Kennard, Editor of Training Zone Live

"I found the talk quite inspirational"
Associate, Reed Smith


"I thought Heather showed great understanding of how the legal sector works and offered practical solutions/suggestions."
Associate, Clifford Chance

"The delegates scored Heather very highly for her session which is a testament to her skills as a presenter and her knowledge within this field.”
Andreas Tsarbos, ICAEW Event Co-ordinator


"I've used Heather several times to present webinars to our clients and the feedback she receives is consistently outstanding. She has the enviable ability gets all the delegates engaged and participating during the webinar whilst delivering fantastic content. I would have no hesitation in asking Heather to present for us again."
Steven Baldwin, AVN

"Her content is always interesting, refreshing and lively and she is one of the best people we have ever used to deliver webinars for our communities."
Sarah Cross, AVN


"I wanted to say a huge thank you for your presentation at our conference. It was very well received indeed and there is much positive talk about it."
James Frost, Founder of TGS Global

"Very thought provoking and useful"
Senior Manager, ACCA

The Excedia Group

The Excedia Group Ltd brings clarity, perspective and knowledge to professionals and business owners helping them achieve their business goals. 'venture-Now', 'The Executive Village', 'The Efficiency Coach', 'Heather Townsend' are trading names of The Excedia Group.

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